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, darcy spencer, news 4 today. ♪ amazing grace >> in lorton, virginia, a community is mourning the lo of a mother and her two young children killed in a townhouse fire. neighbors held a candlelight vigil for she and her so, solomon and alfonso. they died of smoke inhalation and burns after their home caught fire on wednesday. the children were 3 and 5 years old. their gndmother said she appreciated the community support. >> i have lived here for three years and haven't even seen this many people. for all of them to come out of their doors and support us not even knowing who we are, i am really, really loving it. i just thank god tt all of them. >> investigators are trying to determine what started the fire. three other children and a man escaped from the burning townhouse>>> a congregation near atlanta is anxiousl awaiting word from their bishop this morning, expected to address allegations that he lured four young men into sexual relationships. this is videoof h 8:00 service an hour ago near atlanta. it does not show the bishop's arrival on stage. lauits by four men claim lang pushed
showers moving south to north across easternest virginia, virginia, maryland, the district of columbia. the heaviest rains where you see the areas of yellow on t eastern shore and north and east of washington, etern howard county getting the heaviest showers. elsewhee, scattered lig showers around the region. right now low to mid-60s parts of west virginia. and on the etern shore, low 70s. northern neck, near 70. more rain on the way. more showers coming south. conveyor belt moisture off the gulf of mechanics will bring in showers and perhaps song storms late this afternoon, overnight into tomorrow morning. individual storms could produce damaging winds tonight, into tomorrow morning. highs around 70. tomorrow we should make it to near 80. might get another passing shower on thursday. how is the monday commute? >> already getting quite busy volumewise. through green belt, that's a you have to worry about. inner loop and outer loop incident free. b.w. parkway, police on the scene dealing with those. interstate 66, lanes are open. a little activity to the far right side as you pass 123 s
the mountains of western maryland, west virginia and many locations are just near 60. away from the waters on the eastern shore in the upper 60s. right around virginia tide water and southeastern virginia, low 70s. and over the last 12 hours we had those evening thundershowers coming through. but have now dissipated. we have a few clouds drifting in from the rest. afternoon highs climbing into the low and mid 90s. going to be uncomfortably warm or a few hours midafternoon like yesterday. more of the same tomorrow although less humid on friday. tomorrow's record high is 94. so we may be tying it or exceeding it tomorrow afternoon. then cooler for the weekend. jerry, how's the traffic? >> doing pretty well. just a story of vome as you take a live look through vienna along interstate 66. eastbound traffic as you head on in looking good. westbound, also moving along well. no early hang-ups to report. let's hea over and take a look. elsewhere the rush hour picking up a bit of vome both ways at the american legion brie. just a little volume. no concerns,270 also moving very, very well. let's upd
, west virginia this morning, weatherwatchers reporting it in the 50s to near 60 there. and around virginia's tide water and the lower eastern shore in the upper 60s. over the last 12 hours the storms have dissipated and a weak area of high pressure holding for us from maine down to georgia. and we'll have this dry pattern, and the excessive heat continuing tay and tomorrow. now today's record is 98. we probably won't be near that. but likely near or perhaps exceed the record tomorrow, which is at 94. and then on saturday, a dry front coming through, we'll usher in a shift in our wind. that will bring in some cooler air om the north and winds shift into the east on sunay with some clouds rolling in. small chance of a shower and much cooler. >> time to take a live look at this hour on the maryland side. capitol beltway near route four. pretty quiet, just down the road on the beltway, route 5 on the inner loop, wo offant accident where authorities are headed over right now. pop over to virginia, right now on the capital beltway, just off the springfield interchange we're okay. this i
hours or so. showers moving rather quickly. marching across virginia, west virginia, d.c. fom the south. areas of blue and green are generally lighter showers moving south to north. we have wet pavement around the region. that's fender-bender weather. leave early. 50s in the mountains. east of the blue ridge to the bay, 60s. bay east, low 70s. more rain on top from the southland all the way from the southeastern atlantic and the gulf of mexico. this moisture will come on through today and tomorrow. things settling down tomorrow afternoon. >> we are loading up rapidly along i-95. now we're getting the initial reports of an accident near 123 in wood ridge. look out for that. let's head over to maryland, beltway north of town loading up quickly. outer loop, connecticut. right there. as you approach route 29 on the outer loop. police are headed over there. out to the rails we o, looking good. metro, vre, m.a.r.k., all doing fine. >> the hunt is on for the gunman who shot and killed a man in prince george's county overnight. one man had been shot. he was taken to the hospital where he was pr
across southwestern and south central virginia but you can see on the satellite loop they're defini definitely closer to us as we go thugh the mid to late morning showers. so if you're planning on heading out to the ravens game today, the browns are in town. kickoff 1:00. there will be a risk of a shower. not going to be a washout. not looking for a lot of rain the front half of the d but it will be enough to make you mad if you're not careful. be ready for a couple of drops. the steadier, heavier showers are on schedule for tonight. monday looks like it could be nearly a washout. tuesday could have rain and some thunderstorms as well. >> all right. even more. thanks, chuck. >>> people who live in a manassas neighborhood now know what caused the devastating fire that ripped through their community. on thursday flames jumped from house to house destroying three homes and damaged five others. news 4's darcy spencer got reaction from neighbors after they learned what sparked that fire. >> reporter: fire investigators have determined the blaze that destroyed three homes in manassas thur
in 100 years virginia has executed a woman. teresa lewis died from lethal injection at 9:13. there were no complications. ms. lewis did make a last statement. she said i just want cathy to know i love her and i'm very sorry. >>> metro is getting high marks. metro is much safer than it was a year ago. >> reporter: good news for a change. it was just a few months ago that the national transportation satisfactory board blasted metro for the anemic safety culture th say existed at the time of that deadly crash. now, the ntsb is recognizing them for strides they have made over the last year to improve safety. the chairman of the ntsb said metro is safer now than it was back in 2009. metro has made significant safety improvements in the year following a collision that left nine dead. that the word from the national transportation safety board. >> they have done a lot of learning in the last year plus, and i think that always every organization is going to go through a difficult time after an accident. the question is how you react to that accident and what changes you make. and i believe that
and in loudoun counties in virginia believe a series of robbies in those two areas may be connected. surveillance cameras captured the suspect. he is wanted in robberies at three salons, a fast food restaurant and a convenience store. three of the robberies were at hair cuttery salons including this one. in each instance, the suspect pl a knife and took cash from theregister. >>> a maryland state senator accused of using his influence pleaded not guilty to the federal charges against him. 73-yearld ulysses curry is charged with bribe rirk conspiracy, mail raud, and extortion. investigatorsay he used his position as a lawmaker to benefit shoppers, food and pharmacies in severalealings with the state without disclosing that he was being paid by the company stepped down as chairman of the maryland senate budget and taxation committee but he is still a senator running unopposed in the election. >>> vincent gray won as mayor for the district this week. he is deciding wheer he wants michelle rhee to stay or go. most believe it is only a matter of time before she either quits or is fired. >> reporter: j
virginia. >> murder mystery. the search is on for a person who killed a woman in prince george's county in broad daylight. >>> a woman's eviction plight is playg out on the streets of d.c. as her belongings setch for blocks. we are live on the scene. good morning. thanks for joining us for news 4 tmptd i'm eun yang. >> good morning. i'm joe krebs. september 22nd, 2010. live look outside. 66 degrees right now. and astronomical fall is about to fall right here. >> it happens at 11:09 don't. t day will feel like summer. off to the west a big moon in the sky like a pizza pie. it's getting low in the sky now. it's about to set. i think it's pepperoni with double cheese. to the left of that is jupiter. right now, 68 in washington. milder morning. and it's in the six thrghout most of the region. 50s out of the mountains. low 60s around the bay and the eastern shore, virginia tidewater. we do have a mostly clear sky now. a disturbance producinghowers in eastern kentucky. that may be drifting up into the shenandoah valley. late afternoon, early this evening we might have a psing thunder shower h
for him. they spotted a car on the side of the road in manassas. he identified himself as a virginia state trooper. further investigation revealed he is not a trooper and there is now a search warrant for his arrest. the man accused of shooting his ex-girlfriend is in custody but his vehicle is still missing. tuesday the montgomery county police say joshua prince fired at least one shot at his ex. that sparked a regional manhunt and he later turned himself into police in pennsylvania. authority have not been able to locate the chevy tahoe. authorities will escort prince back to montgomery county where he is facing attempted murder charges. >>> several attack around the university of maryland campus are prompting authorities to step up the patrols this weekend. prince george's county + say there have been at least five robberies around umd in just the last three week. three students were reportedly beaten and robbed last weekend. the robberies were reported on monday within minutes of each other. the university's police chief that he may form a task force to focus this problem. >>> decision
they are morning as part of education nation. among the topics, the state of d.c.'s schools. today, virginia transportation officials are hoping two new ramps will be a welcome change for commuters who use the wilson bridge. >>> and this morning, redskins' coaches will be studying just went wrong in st. louis after a loss to the rams. "news 4 midday" begins right now. >>> good morning, everyone, and welcome to "news 4 midday." i'm barbara rrison. it's monday, september 27th, 2010. and we begin this morng with the much-needed rain and the possibility of some storms later today. tom kierein is here now with the forecast. tom? >> yeah. came in yesterday. we've had some occasional showers since then. and this morning, we did get a bit of a respite in the last hour or so, but now more rain is beginning to return. as we look a the radar in the last three hours, one wave of rain came early this morning in pennsylvania, but here comes another wave moving in. there's one are of very heavy rain crossing into central montgomery county heading to the north rapidly and continuing to move awa you see the
in almost 100 years, virginia has put a woman to death. 41-year-old teresa lewis was convicted in 2002 of hiring the two men who killed her husband and stepsoin an elaborate scam to collect insurance money. >>> the fire described three homes in the 8300 block of tillup loop in manassas. jane has more. >> reporter: eight homes were damaged or destroyed as strong winds whipped the massive blaze through a row of single-family homes. an upscale neighborhood turns into a fiery inferno as strong winds cause fles to jump from roof to roof. amateur video shows a fast-moving blaze as firefighters struggle to get control and neighbors start to panic. >> it was only ten minute before all of these went up. it was really, really horrific. i said, you kw, i need to pack some things and get out of he. i knew how close we were and seeing how fast it happened. it was pretty bad. >> reporter: witnesses say the fireroke out in the back of 8355 tillut loop. the heatrom the fire caused vinyl siding on three homes to melt. one neighbor ran or to door to make sure everyone made it out okay. >> i ran to the g
. lots of road work to talk about. as usual the bulk of it in northern virginia at this point. we'll head on over. here we are at 95 southbound as we make the trip from newington on down. construction takes away the right lane. but if you look very carefully, you can see the hov lanes are configured for the southbound flow. that should help alleviate the delays getting to this point at the work zone. obviously, it is still going to be slow. let's head on over another stretch of the beltway. on the inner loop of the beltway from springfield up towards i-66, very slow through the work zone. in addition, there had been a broken downehicle in the roadway. that has been moved ov to the shoulder. so right now it's just the work zone, but the broken down car has been cleared. we'll keep you updated. eun? >> thank you so much, jerry. >>> well, you may want to avoid parts of t street in northwest washington right now. crews are working to repair a broken water main in the 1300 block of t street. the street is closed between 13th streets and 14th streets. it's not clear when it will be fixed or whe
virginia. all of this cloudiness coming from an area of rain that is now beginning to move into western pennsylvani as it heads off to the east. along a front through our region here by this afternoon. some afternoon showers in the mountains, increasing clouds elsewhere, 10 to 20 miles an hour, the highs reached the low and mid 80s. look at tonight and tomorrow, a look at the weekend coming up. and the latest with the tropics as well. >>> metro board members are discussing a program aimed at preventing susuedeson the tracks. the transit agecy said it would train bus drirs, train operators, and managers to prevent suicide attempts, the program is based on a similar program in canada. and includes information from mental health experts. at least 15 people have killed themselves on metro property since the start of last year. >>> the company that hires access drivers are looking at how they are trained an independent investigation into the hiring and training of drivers, it comes in the the wake of four cplaints and a sexual assault by a driver. the subcontracts, for disabled people, unabl
in washington. and right near the water, only in the 50s though in western maryland and much of west virginia, eastern shore mid 60s. and right at the beach, it's near 70. and if a few of those showers moving in, where you see passing showers in ohio, kentucky, and southern illinois. thas along a front that will be sweeping through the metro area, and points east by sunset and afternoon that by midnight. any chance of rain diminishes. there's a sml chance of thunder tonight. and partly cloudy on friday. tomorrow's highs, low 80s and a nice weekend to follow. how's the traffic? >>hecking the capital beltway, inner loop and outer loop as you travel between i-66 and i-95, pretty good shape thismorning. any overnight roadwork has all been picked up, so no real concerns over there. elsewhere the american legion bridge volume increasing. that's th outer loop from the maryland perspective. outer loop, inner loop doing okay. reports of an accident 95 northbod in fredericksburg. we'll keep you updated on that. out to the rails we go and we're doing fine. unfortunately one delay is on the camden line t
degrees. the temperature will be on the cooler side. 95 in winchester. culpeper, virginia coming in at 97. a little bit of a breeze for you off that chesapeake bay. this is what you can expect overnight. 83 around 9:00. 80 by 11:00. by tomorrow morning,ooking at the temperature of 70 degrees. the temperatures will change. weaer will change in a big way. a major pattern shift coming up this weekend. i'll beng break it down for you in my forecast. >> thank yo doug. >>> today some homeowners returned to the scene of a huge fire that damaged eht home in manassas yesterday. meantime, fire investigators are looking into what caused it. now the latest on this. >> the use of this fire remains under investigation. while there's been lots of speculation about what caused it go we're still awaiting word from investigators about what caused the fire. meanwhile, what is known is that a lot of homes, a lot of lives have been disrupted by this. and there is an outpouring of support moral and otherwise for those lives were changed. across the street, vinyl siding and a cable box melted from the extreme h
over north carolina. on and off rain today, same with virginia. and now that the rain is starting to move northward, maryland,delaware, sunday new jersey. up and down the earn seabrd our system will be a two-day event and don't count on a lot of sunshine. the rest of the country looks pretty nice. temperatures are chilly this morning in chicago up thugh the northern plains. her's your forecast today. a beautiful fall crisp day from st. los to kansas city. look at dallas, warm at 76. denver. a lot of rain, even some thorns and alorm with it possible airm airport delays. that's a look at your monday forecast. in washington, d.c. some rain this morning andhat will continue through the day. as the warm front kicks north ward we may throw in a thunderstorm or two. ars in the south, same for you in atlanta. as i mention there's some gorgeous weather in the country from dallas to denver. we'll take a look at that tuesday forecast. and for the east coast, veron a veronica, it doesn't get a lot better. >> don't forget your umbrella. >>> so how is wall street going to do this week? your ea
to go. in northwest, megan mcgrath, news4. >>> the lights are out at a factory in winchester, virginia. shortly before midnight last night, ge, our parent company, shut down its last incandescent light bulb factory in the country. it was due in part to the energy conservation measure passed by congress thre years ago. it essentially orders everyone to switch to more energy efficient compact florescent bulbs by the year 2014 when the winchesr plant closed, 200 people lost their $30 an hour jobs and they're not happy about that. >> i have to have a jobt least $20 to $22 an hour to pay our bills and keep our home. >> at one point, the virginia plant was producing a billion light bulbs a area. >>> when we come back on news4, a big bear is found roaming around a residential neighborhood. >>and it was steps away from a middle school. >>> also coming up, the feds want to you empty your medicine cabinet. we'll tell you why it could save your lif >>> michelle rhee is seen as super man and people can't understand why we're not delighted to have super man. >> e's been touted as the national model
in manassas, virginia. thursday flames jumped from house to house on tille it tt loop. a smoker put a cigarette out in a potted plant. flames spread from a deck to vinyl on the house and to the homes next door. >>> a fairfax county teenager is in the hospital with life threatening injuries after he was hit by car last night. this happened about 8:15 at the intersection of pleasant valley road and smith haven place in centerville. police questioned the driver who did stay on the scene after the accident. >>> your weather forecast is up next. >>> welcome back. chuck bell is in storm center 4 with some clouds andmaybe even rain, chuck? >> light rain a sunday morning for us. not going to add up to too much. sometimes even a few hundredths are just enough to get you wet. outside take a check of the temperatures. first 67 degrees at national rport. 71 in st. mary's county. 62 in falls church. 61 degrees in leesburg. 59 in martinsburg, west virginia. here's a look at live doppler and there are some light rain showers now, upper ntgomery county, back to the west in portions of eastern loud
george's and montgomery counties. >>> a man in south riding, virginia is behind bars for sexually saassaulting a woman tt he met on eharmony. it happened at the suspect's house in loudoun county. pat collins talked to peoplen the neighborhood who are alarmed about that arrest. >> reporter: a sex crime in thir well tailored community in south riding. people, most upset. >> they ought to put these people away. it is horrible, what's going on. >> think in this block is a family block with kids playing. not something like, some crime like that taking place he. >> reporter: police say this man used the internet to befriend a woman whom he later held captive and victimized. >> the person may seem like a nic person on the other end of the phone. if you don't know them, you have to assume that foul play could be involved. >> reporter: accoing to the sheriff, this go back to june. that's when they stay suspect john swan evanset the victim on the dating website eharmony.com. july, they say, he lured her to his house here in south riding. and health her against her will. and sexually assault
of virginia's center for politics to present a special discussion on tho historic and first of their kind presidential debates between vice president richard nixon and then senar john f. kennedy, one of which took place at nbc's washington studio which is now the home of "meet the press" back in our home studio. talk to journalists and staffers who are part of history 50 years ago about what happened behind the scenes and the significance of those debates on our politicalandscape today. all on our webte at mtp.nbc.com. you can follow me on twitter as well for more on that. we'll be off next week for nbc sports coverage of the ryder ♪ [ male announcer ] at ge capital, we're out there every day with clients like jetblue -- financing their fleet, sharing our expertis and working with people who are changing the face of business in america. after 25 years in the aviation business, i kind of feel like if you're not having fun at what you do, then you've t the wrong job. my landing was better than yours. no, it wasn't. yes, it was. was not. yes, it was. what do you thk? take one of the big on
in arlington and in virginia. >> so you save and you get exercise tame. win-win. >> hop on a bike and go where you want to go. it looks like fun. >> we've got a lot more to come. a candidate in the u.s. senate cling to life after being hit by an suv and being dragged for mail. why the driver isn't facing any charge. >> also, lighting up a n debate. doctors warn the popular huka bars may be as harul as smoking a cigarette. >>> how a local running club is he >>> a fast forward through headlines. remnants of hurricane igor caused dama on bermuda. trees were damaged and some roads buckled because of the heavy rains and wind. there were no reports of injury. >>> d.c.'s bike sharing program, beginning today riders can rent bikes for short trips around t district and in arlington. it costs $50 for a one-year membership to get a bike whenever you want one. or you can get 24-hour rentals starting at $5. > washington football fans say they are very disappointed but they still have high hopes for the team following an overtime loss against houston. the texans beat washington 30-27. some fans say they are
in virginia are warning people who use onine dating sites this morning after they say a woman was sexually assaulted by a man she met online. according to the loudoun county sheriff's office, 34-year-old john evans met the 37-year-old victim on the site back in june. in july she went to his home where officials say he held her against her will, and sexually assaulted her. sheriff's investigators are now concerned this woman was not evans' first victim. >> a situation like this, it's the same as someone who's been scammed. they don't want the embarrassment of someone knowing they've been scammed so they don't say anything. that's how these perpetrators continue to get by with their crimes. they don't come forward. if anybody is familiar with this person we'd certainly like to hear from them. >> eharmony released a statement saying it's, quote, deeply saddened to hr about this terrible incident. the website also said it immediately closed evans' account and notified all of his matches not to communicate with him. >>> the company that hires metro access drivers is taking a closer look at how
, republicans are ing to a hardware store in virginia to unveil the 2010 version of a contract with america they call their pledge to america. >> reporter: today, republicans will try to recapture what a young firebrand named newt gingrich did six years ago with his contract with america, convince the american people republicans deserve to run congress. their updated plan, a plee to america focuses on five major areas, jobs, government spending, health care, national security and reforming congress. >> the president's been fond of playing class warfare politics, preying on the emotions of fear and ey might make for good politics but it'sivisive and rotten economics. >> democratic house speaker, nancy pelosi said in a statement the pledge to america shows republicans want to return to the same failed economic policies that hurt millions of americans and threatened our economy. republicans pledge if they win control of congress, they will, among other thin, make the bush tax cuts permanent, hold weekly votes on spending cuts and repeal and replace the president's signature legislative accompl
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